Twitter reacts to Max Holloway defeating Yair Rodriguez in slugfest at UFC Vegas 42
We were promised one heck of a main event and the UFC Vegas 42 fight between Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez lived up to that promise.
The first round was full of incredible action with both fighters landing huge strikes on the other, the judges certainly had their work cut out for them. The second round was much like the fist with Rodriguez getting a slight edge on the former champion, but in round three Holloway took control. There were even two significant submission attempts from Holloway in the third.
In the fourth, we saw more of Holloway’s grappling as he dominated Rodriguez on the ground. In the fifth, Rodriguez’s corners called for a finish, knowing he was down on the scorecards.
The fans were going absolutely insane for the constant back and forth.
And they were right, it was a fight for the ages. Holloway earned the nod via unanimous decision, then called for Conor McGregor.
“To be the best, you have to beat the best and that’s blessed, let them come for me,” he said in his post-fight interview.
Here’s what Twitter thought of the bout.
Max Holloway defeats Yair Rodrigez in epic battle at UFC Vegas 42
I can sleep well after watching that ! Max and Yair take a bow lads
— Molly McCann (@MeatballMolly) November 13, 2021
Look it’ll probably never happen but Petr Yan vs. Max Holloway is a thing I want.
— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) November 13, 2021
What a war. Respect to Yair for doing this after a two-year layoff. It’s 3-1 Max, though.
— Nick Baldwin (@NickBaldwinMMA) November 13, 2021
Excellent UFC main event between Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez up now on ESPN+. Have to think Holloway is a cut above.
— Josh Gross (@yay_yee) November 13, 2021
Man. We are so spoiled lately. What a fight.
— Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) November 13, 2021
This is possibly the best three rounds in the history of fighting. Good ass fight!!!
— Paige VanZant (@paigevanzant) November 13, 2021
This fights gonna come down to heart at this rate
— Vinc Pichel 🇺🇸 (@FromHellPichel) November 13, 2021
Damn Yair is tagging Max, this fight is tremendous.
— Funky (@Benaskren) November 13, 2021
Yair looks really good for having two years off
— Noah Titleman (@noahtitleman) November 13, 2021
This fight is fantastic already. Crazy opening round
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) November 13, 2021
I am convinced that Yair doesn’t even train MMA. He just stays in shape and deadass makes shit up. #UFCVegas42
— MacMally (@MacMallyMMA) November 13, 2021
Rodriguez was making his return to the Octagon after a two-year layoff. Holloway was working his way to a shot at the title.
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